Sunday, July 9, 2023

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Watchword for the week — The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. Psalm 145:8

Sunday, July 9 — Zechariah 9:9-12; Psalm 145:8-14
Romans 7:15-25a; Matthew 11:16-19,25-30

Their congregation shall be established before me. Jeremiah 30:20

Paul wrote: If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Philippians 2:1-2

Welcoming God, we come into your house like children who have been away from home far too long. As we knew you would, you wrap us up in arms of welcome and acceptance. On the table sit our favorite dishes; our bed is made with fresh linens. How wonderful it is to be home—with you! Amen.